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Grandstaff Canyon Trail

There are moments in life when nothing would satisfy more than time away from the daily routine and when you’re a traveler that falls into this category, planning a trip to inspiring Moab, Utah is a decision that’s sure to thrill. Renowned as the gateway to iconic destinations such as Canyonlands and Arches National Park, Moab is well-loved amongst travelers who share a passion for pursuing outdoor adventure. While the dynamic terrain makes Moab a place where one can enjoy everything from mountain biking and rappelling to rock climbing and off-roading via ATV, the myriad of trails that maze through the landscape also makes it an oasis of fun for those that love to hike their way through a getaway. When you’re looking for a route that’s as scenic as it is fun, be sure to add Grandstaff Canyon Trail to your list of must-try trekking paths.

Outdoor Adventure Awaits

Nestled into the heart of a captivating desert canyon, the Grandstaff Canyon Trailhead offers up hiking enthusiasts the chance to take on a 4-mile loop rated no more than moderately difficult. Those looking to enjoy this route will likely want to set aside half a day to commit to the journey. For history buffs looking to connect stories and places in Moab, the trail is named for prospector William Grandstaff who often used the area during the 19th century to graze sheep. Today, hikers that take to the Grandstaff Canyon Trail will enjoy spectacular views of the stream that runs through the canyon and will enjoy encountering the natural bridge known as Morning Glory. Willows and Cottonwoods are common along this trail as well and about 1.5 miles in, hikers will enjoy coming across the sandstone amphitheater and grotto which makes for a great photo opportunity. While hiking in and of itself is fun, many visitors to the Grandstaff Canyon Trail choose to combine their excursion with a picnic to make the most of the scenery.

Planning Your Grandstaff Canyon Trail Hike

The trailhead for Grandstaff Canyon Trail is located off of Utah Scenic Byway 128 a mere 3 miles east of Highway 191 and provides visitors with an easy-to-access parking lot as well. The trail is open year-round, however, if you’re interested in taking a hike during less busy times, summer and winter are recommended as long as the appropriate apparel and accessories are part of your journey!

Enjoy the Moab Getaway

There’s nothing better than a trip to Moab and the team at Empty Space is excited to help visitors get settled in just the right vacation rental when travel plans bring them this way. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services and properties available!


Guest Reviews

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Guest Reviews

Casi W. Nov 25, 2022

VRBO
This is a great rental. It was well stocked, clean and in great condition. The layout is great. We were a family of 4 so everyone got their own room and bathrooms had dual vanities. There is another bathroom with shower downstairs that we did not use. This could comfortably accommodate 3 couples; 4 if wouldn't mind using the bunk bed room. The kitchen was well stocked. We only cooked one evening but kitchen had everything we needed including common spices and some olive oil. Condo had shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, hand soap, dish soap and Keurig coffee pods. Condo is close to main part of town so we could have easily walked but Moab wasn't busy during our visit so we were able to easily find parking and drove most places. Cruiser bikes looked to be in good condition but we did not use them. The pool is closed for the winter but the hot tub worked and was well maintained. Garage at the condo was tall enough to accommodate our SUV with topper box and garage opener is included. Property management was by "Empty Spaces Vacation Rental Management." They were very professional and communication was excellent. That part of the experience exceeded a typical "host" for a VRBO. I wish they managed more properties in other locations (they manage some in Crested Butte, Havasu and Grand Mesa). I would absolutely stay at this condo again.
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Kimberly P. Nov 26, 2022

VRBO
This property is located within waking distance to Main street downtown and is just a short drive to all things fun outdoors. It is very clean and has great amenities. Our kids loved the little play area! They felt they had their own special space away from us parents. This property really has all you need for a great vacation!
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Danielle A. Oct 14, 2022

VRBO
This was our first stay in a VRBO and it was exactly what we were hoping it would be. Super quick response from management, very easy process all around. Would definitely stay here again.
Avenida Laredo

Mark H. Oct 15, 2022

VRBO
We were a group of two families with 4 adults and 3 children (11, 11 and 13). The house is well decorated, very clean and provided comfortable furniture for both relaxing and sleeping. There is also ample parking for up to 4 vehicles (2 car garage + 2 driveway spots). We had two cars, a RZR and trailer all of which we were able to fit at the property. The back patio overlooks a park with several trees which in my opinion is one of the best patio views in the development. Communication with the rental management agency was very clear and made that part of the experience effortless. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this property.
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James H. Oct 15, 2022

VRBO
Lots of amenities and very welcoming upon arrival. Excellent communications. Thanks!
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Jenna R. Sept 26, 2022

VRBO
We’ve stayed in hotels and condos in Moab and this was our best location yet. The condo is great with enough room for friends and family to all be together and enjoy each other’s company, but with rooms and bathrooms that allow for some downtime. We chose this unit because it was right next to the pool and we had kids with us. Best choice ever. We could be cooking on the grill while the kids (older kids) could swim. The kitchen was very well stocked and there were loads of towels and even games to play. We would come back to this property again for sure.
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Jenny P. Aug 30, 2022

Airbnb
Amazing house! Pool, kids play ground and spa were amazing. House is extremely clean, organized and exactly as shown in pictures.
Avalon Havasu

Angel G. Aug 21, 2022

Airbnb
Great stay. Communication was great.
Avalon Havasu

Daisy L. Jul 24, 2022

Airbnb
Awesome stay for our annual family trip! At first glance, it looked small (like the yard and pool etc) but once we got going we found it to be more than enough for our family and we had quite the clan. The pool is great for families with kids because there is a large step/pad on one side where my two year old could walk around and still be in the pool with everyone else. The yard has a fun playground for toddlers, and a nice lounge area where we played games. The house was super clean and comfortable, and great for the family to hang out. Parking galore. Plenty of things we needed like towels and blankets, etc. Great hosts! The location is good too, not far from stores or attractions like the London bridge. Would absolutely stay again if we come back to Havasu!
Avalon Havasu

Wendy and Ron Sept 18, 2022

VRBO
We absolutely loved this vacation rental! From the minute we walked in we knew it was the place for us. CLEAN and stocked with everything we could possibly need. We have extensive experience with vacation rentals, both managing and renting properties . This property exceeded our expectations and we will be back!
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